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post #1096 of 1215
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

I'll have to get some of thier epoxy, I've used their polyurethane glue in the past with great results, the nasty stuff that it is. (Keep it well out of the reach of pets.)

Now to find a Canadian seller of the HD650 headband padding...

Sennheiser Canada

 

Service and Repair direct line: 
Phone: 514-426-3014 
Email: service@sennheiser.ca 

 

They are based in Quebec.

post #1097 of 1215
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Originally Posted by Hapster View Post

 

So, all I need to do is buy a Mad Dog & I can upgrade it to the Pro for $160, which will end up at ironically just what I was looking for!

 

 

Er... why not just buy the Mad Dog Pro straight up then? Unless you're trying to acquire a Mad Dog used first?

 

edit: weird, I just noticed the Mad Dog Pro doesn't come with a cable... so it's actually cheaper to buy the mad dog and pro upgrade separately to get a cable?... am I missing something here?


Edited by Armaegis - 7/8/14 at 12:45pm
post #1098 of 1215

Right, it's much cheaper, aha. (Buying a Mad Dog for $190 as well) It's also kind of neat to try both.

post #1099 of 1215
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Originally Posted by DaemonSire View Post

Sennheiser Canada

Service and Repair direct line: 
Phone: 514-426-3014 
Email: service@sennheiser.ca 

They are based in Quebec.
Much thanks! I will contact them.
post #1100 of 1215

MAD DOGS with ALPHA PADS $239.95

https://mrspeakers.com/product/upgrade-your-fostex-t50rp-to-mad-dog-alpha-pads/

 

MAD DOG PROS $449.99

https://mrspeakers.com/product/mad-dog-pro/

 

I would just get the Mad Dog Pros if that is the final results your looking for :biggrin:

post #1101 of 1215

Is there a mod thats real close to the md 3.2 with alpha pads? Ill be trying a few but if theres one in general thats close to that, i want it. I had the 3.2s shortly and absolutely loved them, now im getting an unmodded set of t50s, and buying some pads. Just got a set of shure alcantaras for my he4, may try on the fostex. Anyhow, lemme know.

post #1102 of 1215

I am going to follow the DBV #3 mod to a Tee... I will let you know how it turns out. After that I may "tweak" the sound a bit to suit my personal taste. I own all kinds of middle of the field headphones and never have been really happy with the sound of them. Most are too bass heavy. Before you can get the mids and highs to a nice listening level the base built in to the headphone ends up over powering everything. I don't use the internal EQ on any of my devices since you can hear the artifacts it introduces in to the music. Anyway I will update as often as I can on what I find. Just waiting on everything to get here in the mail :blink:....just ready to start this project.

 

I have a lot of experience "modding" vehicles' sounds systems, so I understand the purpose of proper harmonics and having to cover the sound reflective surfaces as best you can to prevent the highs from creating some odd artifacts as they bounce off of things. I enjoy being able to get a full sound with proper crossover points. Of course that is working with multiple speakers mounted in many different location. To be able to take something like a factory low end vehicle sound system and turn it in to something that would put high end home systems to shame is very satisfying. I know that is not the same thing as modding headphones with one driver in each, however with that being said, I at least understand and have experience with all the materials in the modding process of the T50RPs. I have no doubt I will have fun at least putting in the endless hours "tweaking" again and again to get just that much more out of them. I'll take pics and if I find anything new I will makes sure to share.


Edited by MasterMech7777 - 7/8/14 at 9:57pm
post #1103 of 1215

Just got my unmodded t50s, its funny, because i had the Mad Dogs 3.2s with the alpha pads, I can still hear what i loved, only its plagued by bad resonance. Going to put 840 pads on tonight, then 1540 alcantara pads on just for tonight. Then we will dig deeper. and ill get that sonic sig back that i miss. They really are better stock than i thought theyd be.

 

Edit: holy hell those shure 840 pads make an immense difference! I have read so much in the last few years about t50 modding, and never believed pads could change them as much as eveyrone said, well im an idiot for not believing and now i know. Cant wait to crack em open! Big big thanks to BMF, LFF, Mr speakers, and every last person whos contributed to just  taking such a cheap easy Hp to the insane levels it is now. And allowing all of us to enjoy the process. I got into head-fi, modding a pair of sr80is, after multiple hps a found i loved planars, and now finally have back a pair of t50s, and my all time favorite he4s. I love, although hate, this place. Still, sorry for the rant, just thanks specifically here to BMF, you sir deserve a damn check from fostex.


Edited by hemipowered007 - 7/11/14 at 9:24pm
post #1104 of 1215
Enjoy the ride! And please share your thoughts on the alcantara pads once you get to open them wink.gif
post #1105 of 1215

sorry for this, but, is there a specific mod list someone has done to target these with the alpha pads? I miss those pads enough that im going to buy them again, i need that comfort strap too these things in stock form are killin my head! Never been so bugged by comfort and i own a shure 840, he 4 and owned the he400.

post #1106 of 1215
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Originally Posted by hemipowered007 View Post
 

sorry for this, but, is there a specific mod list someone has done to target these with the alpha pads? I miss those pads enough that im going to buy them again, i need that comfort strap too these things in stock form are killin my head! Never been so bugged by comfort and i own a shure 840, he 4 and owned the he400.

 

Details and other pads "rolled" are available in Post 1 of this thread under Table of Contents: Pad Rolling

 

Maybe this will provide some clues about how to damp your headphones with Alpha Dog Pads

 

Note: These FRs can be compared to themselves, only. They cannot be reliably compared to any other measurements.

 

 

RED = Stock Fostex Pad

 

GREEN = Alpha Dog Pad

 

BLUE = Shure 840 Pad

post #1107 of 1215
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Originally Posted by bluemonkeyflyer View Post
 

 

Details and other pads "rolled" are available in Post 1 of this thread under Table of Contents: Pad Rolling

 

Maybe this will provide some clues about how to damp your headphones with Alpha Dog Pads

 

Note: These FRs can be compared to themselves, only. They cannot be reliably compared to any other measurements.

 

 

RED = Stock Fostex Pad

 

GREEN = Alpha Dog Pad

 

BLUE = Shure 840 Pad

Ya i saw that, not a wiz when i comes to understanding how to compensate, but honestly, i like the fostex just fine with the little ive done to it, the alpha pads are really for comfort.

 

Now whos wants to sell me leftover modding materials? I packed the driver side with the non-hardening clay, just need the rest of the stuff. I DO NOT expect it for free, i just dont want to spend 50 in materials that would cover 30 headphones. Thanks in advance

post #1108 of 1215
Alcantara pads sound similar to the 840s, lose a little midrange it seems like, but that was with no mods at all. Theyre a ton more comfy than the 840 pads. Alpha pads en route, going to go balanced as well, trying to decide whether to go hifiman connectors or one mini xlr on the left cup like the mad dog pros.
post #1109 of 1215

Quick thing I noticed for anyone using cotton. Raid some vitamin /supplement containers for that. It's generally very fine stuff.

post #1110 of 1215

Can anyone point me to a place where I can order some new baffles for my T50rp?

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